THURSDAY, August 5
Scripture: I Kings 3:19-28
The real question of what kind of Spiritual King we are going to be depends on whether or not we are willing to follow the biblical examples of the purpose for the Kingly anointing. Solomon faced a judicial question that forced a connection to a divine pipeline for an answer: To flow in the office of a King who dispenses righteous judgment, we must connect with God’s supernatural wisdom. Two women both had given birth. One rolled over on her son in the night and he died. She exchanged the dead child for the living one while the other mother slept. When the woman awakened to find a dead child, she realized the baby was not hers and the war was on. Solomon was left with the job of deciding what to do with the living child. He said, Bring me a sword and I will cut him in half and give each mother half. The real mother said, no, give him to the other. All Israel heard about what Solomon had done. Verse 28 shows us the purpose of the Kingly office. It says, “And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer (or do) judgment.” What kind of King we are is determined by whether we wait to get the wisdom of God before we bring the sword. Solomon brought the sword but in a way that revealed hearts. Are we willing to seek God and get His wisdom before we bring the sword? Solomon did and the results were apparent! Bringing the sword is just a prayer away!